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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Island News

Residents of Prince Edward Island are reminded periodically of their good fortune in living on this peaceful little island. During this last week, while fear, apprehension, disaster and conflict fill the news, island news offered such a reminder. A story about a cow was a local headline, though not the type of cow we see throughout the countryside.

This cow is usually at the airport but now Bessie is gone for regular maintenance. 

 

Bessie is a bovine statue which represents a brand of ice cream made here. She stands in the arrival area of the airport and children enjoy seeing her every time they visit there.

 

Sadly, she will be missing for a week, having some body work done at a local auto body repair shop.

Life on Prince Edward Island is peaceful, slow paced and a-moo-zing.

34 comments:

  1. We all need a little upkeep every now and again.

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  2. Slow-paced sounds wonderful....
    Hugs,
    J.

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  3. I love local headlines from rural areas as that helps put things in perspective.

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  4. Thank you. I think we all need to read stories like this one. Often. Bessie would make me smile too. Bessie did make me smile.

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    1. Bessie is a magic cow in some ways, EC.

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  5. Bessie looks a very cheerful cow, how wonderful to have a such an important headline! Sarah x

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    1. Sarah, islanders miss Bessie at the airport these days. She's an important fixture there.

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  6. Sounds idyllic. Cows rock, or so says my granddaughter who works with cows in Connecticut.

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  7. Well I missed seeing Bessie the cow the summer we were in PEI because we drove there from Ontario. Travelling on the bridge was exciting and then seeing your red sandy beaches!

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    1. Judith, maybe you'll see Bessie another time! She'll be here.

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  8. How udderly fascinating :) A little maintenance is good for all of us, lol! Thanks for sharing a bit of the exciting news from the island, peacefulness is a blessed thing :)

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  9. I sure wish I lived in such a tranquil place. I am not complaining, just wishing. Thanks for bringing Bessie to my attention. :-)

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  10. I always enjoyed driving out to the country to see cows! Andrea

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    1. I love the countryside too, Andrea. Cows and horses inhabit ours!

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  11. Peaceful and slow-paced sounds like paradise to me ! Loved the pictures on your last two entries also. Thanks Marie.

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    1. It is a simple life in many ways, Ginnie.

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  12. There's a statue of a cow in Woodtock, Ontario, where I grew up. Springbank Snow Countess was a champion butterfat producer!

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  13. Awwww. I guess it happens to the best of us, right? Maybe she needed a knee/hip replacement! HA! I have grown to love cows, which we see often out in the polder near where we live here in the Netherlands.

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    1. They are interesting creatures, Ginnie. I think Bessie was having plastic surgery of some kind!

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  14. Won't be long before she's back- will there be a special return ceremony ?

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    1. Bessie should be back at the airport now, Cathy. There was no fanfare.

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  15. HA! I read about Bessie. Hope she's up to scratch by now.

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  16. She's back at her post by now, Shammickite.

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